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1. repulse

verb. ['riːˈpʌls'] force or drive back.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • drive back
  • rebuff
  • repel
  • fight off
  • defend
  • fight
  • fight back

Antonyms

  • make peace
  • defend
  • like
  • satisfy

Etymology

  • repellere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Repulse

  • impulse
  • hulse
  • hulce
  • dulce

Sentences with repulse


1. Adjective
Anemones repel octopuses trying to eat the crabs and the crabs repulse starfish preying on anemones.

2. Adverb
The same poles repulse each other and opposite poles attract each other.

Quotes about repulse


1. Admittedly, art is somewhat like spit. It does not repulse or even worry is while it is still inside of us, but once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting.
- Ivan Brunetti

2. repulse

verb. ['riːˈpʌls'] be repellent to; cause aversion in.

Synonyms

  • displease
  • turn off
  • disgust
  • put off
  • repel
  • sicken
  • nauseate
  • revolt

Antonyms

  • attract
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • better

Etymology

  • repellere (Latin)

3. repulse

verb. ['riːˈpʌls'] cause to move back by force or influence.

Synonyms

  • force
  • drive
  • force back
  • repel
  • push back
  • beat back

Antonyms

  • attract
  • switch on
  • liking
  • confront

Etymology

  • repellere (Latin)

4. repulse

noun. ['riːˈpʌls'] an instance of driving away or warding off.

Synonyms

  • rejection
  • snub

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • attack
  • let

Etymology

  • repellere (Latin)
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